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Vyas meets public deputations in Srinagar

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SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 03: Advisor to Governor, B.B Vyas, on Monday said that a prompt grievance redressal mechanism has been put in place in view of the ensuing winter and harsh weather conditions so that people do not face any inconvenience viz-a-viz essential services and their deliverance.

HoDs and their representatives were present in the interaction—who facilitated the on-spot disposal of public grievances and those who were not present were directed telephonically for immediate resolution of issues pertaining to the public.

Listening to the grievances of a number of delegations and individuals during his scheduled public grievance meeting in Srinagar, Vyas asked officials to reach out to the people and address their issues at an earliest. Keeping Kashmir harsh winter in mind, grievances of the people which get doubled must be addressed without any delay.

“The officials need to understand that people with grievances have high expectations from the government, especially from their concerned officials,” he said. The Advisor said, “Therefore, it is our duty that the concerned officials meet the expectations of these people.

Vyas listened to the grievances of over 50 delegations and scores of other individuals from different districts of Kashmir division—who met him here at Church Lane, Srinagar under the aegis of Governor’s Grievance Cell for redressal of public grievances.

During the camp, Vyas said that functioning and service delivery of government departments have been revamped so that the grievances of people are redressed at an earliest and flagship schemes and welfare programmes are fast-paced. The delegations comprising from various districts Kashmir region apprised the Advisor of their grievances and sought his intervention in ensuring outcome-based redressal.

A delegation from central Kashmir’s district Budgam demanded hike in compensation for the land acquired for the Ring Road Project.

A delegation from Friends Lane, Lal Bazar, demanded construction of drainage, sewerage system at earliest.

A deputation of students from Budgam demanded relief in admissions on BEd course.

A delegation from north Kashmir’s Gurez area demanded compensation or jobs for the stakeholders whose families were dislocated in NHPC’s ongoing projects. The delegation appealed the Advisor to take a humane view into their grievances as have been pending for many years now.

A delegation of south Kashmir’s Tral town raised many issues with the Advisor to which Vyas assured prompt redressal.

A delegation of senior assistants from the Department of Rural Development raised the issue of promotions with the Advisor.  The Advisor assured that he would soon hold a conference and examine their issues. Another delegation from Pampore rasied issues of agriculture with the Advisor. They apprised the Advisor, the area has been facing many issues—which was affecting their agriculture activities.

Deputations from Batamaloo area in Srinagar of Srinagar raised the issue of rehabilitation of several shopkeepers in the area—urging Advisor to direct Srinagar administration to look into the matter on priority.  Deputation from Rambigrah area raised several issues pertaining to land and some development projects running into their area. A deputation of Senior Assistants from north Kashmir’s district Kupwara riase raised the issue of promotion.  Another delegation from South Kashmir’s Awantipora demanded that their land compensation may be released soon. A delegation of adhoc employees of Rural Development Department from central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district demanded immediate regularization into the department. A delegation of Kerosene dealers met the Advisor and discussed issues pertaining to the trade. Later Deputy Mayor, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Shiekh Imran called on Advisor Vyas and discussed issues pertaining to Srinagar city.

Meanwhile, Advisor Vyas addressed grievances of many delegations on spot by roping in concerned officials and HoDs telephonically.

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